Bible: Amos 9
Knock them down on the heads of all the people, 4
and I will kill the survivors 5 with the sword.
No one will be able to run away; 6
no one will be able to escape. 7
9:2 Even if they could dig down into the netherworld, 8
my hand would pull them up from there.
Even if they could climb up to heaven,
I would drag them down from there.
9:3 Even if they were to hide on the top of Mount Carmel,
I would hunt them down and take them from there.
Even if they tried to hide from me 9 at the bottom of the sea,
9:4 Even when their enemies drive them into captivity, 12
from there 13 I will command the sword to kill them.
I will not let them out of my sight;
they will experience disaster, not prosperity.” 14
9:5 The sovereign
He touches the earth and it dissolves; 16
all who live on it mourn.
9:6 He builds the upper rooms of his palace 21 in heaven
He summons the water of the sea
and pours it out on the earth’s surface.
9:7 “You Israelites are just like the Ethiopians in my sight,” 24 says the
“Certainly I brought Israel up from the land of Egypt,
and I will destroy it from the face of the earth.
But I will not completely destroy the family 29 of Jacob,” says the
9:9 “For look, I am giving a command
and I will shake the family of Israel together with all the nations.
It will resemble a sieve being shaken,
when not even a pebble falls to the ground. 30
9:10 All the sinners among my people will die by the sword –
the ones who say, ‘Disaster will not come near, it will not confront us.’
The Restoration of the Davidic Dynasty
9:11 “In that day I will rebuild the collapsing hut 31 of David.
I will seal its 32 gaps,
repair its 33 ruins,
and restore it to what it was like in days gone by. 34
and all the nations subject to my rule.” 37
“when the plowman will catch up to the reaper 40
Juice will run down the slopes, 44
it will flow down all the hillsides. 45
9:14 I will bring back my people, Israel; 46
They will plant vineyards and drink the wine they produce; 49
9:15 I will plant them on their land
and they will never again be uprooted from the 52 land I have given them,”